Rumor: Western Canadian Team Star Linked to the Vegas Golden Knights
BY JULIEN TREKKER AUGUST 31, 2023 (9:41)
Vegas to Make a Big Move Soon?
Chris Gawlik of Vegas Hockey Now recently shared an intriguing idea: the Golden Knights pushing for Elias Pettersson.
Coming off a season with 102 points, and with just one year remaining on his RFA contract, Pettersson is unquestionably a star player that any team would covet.
Here's what he said:
While the suggestion is audacious, it's entirely possible if Vegas is willing to part with the necessary assets. Pettersson would instantly become Vegas's top player. Given their history of making big moves, like acquiring Alex Pietrangelo and Jack Eichel, why would they shy away from Pettersson?
At this point, it's difficult to predict. Pettersson wants to be on a winning team, and the Canucks are not currently a strong contender.
Apart from Pettersson and Quinn Hughes, the Canucks have a poorly constructed roster.
With only one year left on his current contract, Pettersson might decide not to re-sign with the Canucks due to their lack of competitiveness. Should he become available, it's likely that every team will inquire about him, possibly leading to a trade even larger than the Matthew Tkachuk deal.
At the young age of 24, Pettersson still has room to grow and should only improve as he joins better teammates and continues to develop.
As reported on House of Hockey - RUMOR: Vegas Kicking Tires On Pettersson?